Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

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Subject Matter Expert, International Food Laws and Regulations
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Quality Management and Food Law, Wädenswil/Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier is a senior lecturer and Head of the Research Group for Quality Management (QM) and Food Law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland. She holds a master’s degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Parallel to her activities at the ZHAW, she has completed successfully a Ph.D. thesis on Swiss, EU and US food safety law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Before joining the ZHAW, she gained extensive experience in industry from working for Nestlé, the Swiss-based multinational food and beverage company, for 11 years, as QM/food safety manager.

Since 2008, she has lectured in food law, food safety and quality management on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has taught numerous adult education programs. She also leads several projects in the field of food law and food safety in collaboration with external partners and institutions.

Furthermore, she organizes and chairs an annual conference in food law which has gained a prominent position within the food industry and the competent authorities in Switzerland, and regularly publishes on the subject on food law.

Dr. Kirchsteiger-Meier is a contributing subject matter expert to IFLR's course International Food Laws and Regulations.